Yuedda Sio

Clinical Psychologist


About

Yuedda is the Director of Inner Eastern Psychology. She is a registered Clinical Psychologist and Board-Approved Clinical Supervisor trained in the University of Melbourne. She has extensive experience of working within public and private mental health settings.

Yuedda’s values of acceptance, authenticity, and hope are reflected in her warm, approachable and dialectical therapeutic style. She believes that in order to change, we often need to first identify and acknowledge our problems. She is passionate about collaborating with clients to define shared therapeutic goals. Regardless of where you are on your journey, she hopes to help you take the next step in achieving realistic change, balance and cohesion in life. 

Yuedda is experienced in treating a diverse range of psychological concerns and disorders as detailed in Services. She has a special interest in treating complex and long-term issues related to personality vulnerabilities that may manifest in emotional dysregulation, impulsive and maladaptive behaviours, challenges in interpersonal relationships, difficulties with identity and sense of self, and managing intense emotions. Yuedda is also experienced in providing treatment for issues following trauma or abuse.

Additionally, Yuedda is passionate about working with LGBTIQA-identifying individuals and experiences relating to sexual and gender identity. 


Therapeutic Approches

In working with her clients, Yuedda takes a collaborative, open, holistic and person-centred approach. She primarily utilises the following evidence-based treatment approaches:

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Schema Therapy
  • Psychodynamically-informed approaches 
  • Motivational Interviewing

Languages

Yuedda  speaks fluent English and Cantonese, and has some basic communicative skills in Mandarin Chinese.


Publications

Sio, I. T., Chanen, A. M., Killackey, E. J., & Gleeson, J. (2011). The relationship between impulsivity and vocational outcome in outpatient youth with borderline personality features. Early Intervention in Psychiatry, 5(3), 249-253.
[http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21521492]


Qualifications

  • Master of Psychology (Clinical), The University of Melbourne
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons), majors in Psychology and Behavioural Neuroscience, The University of Melbourne


Professional Membership

Yuedda is registered with the National Psychology Board of Australia (AHPRA) and is a Board-Approved Clinical Supervisor. She is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS) and a member of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association (MACPA).  She is a member of beyondblue, and the Mental Health Professionals Network (mhpn). 

Yuedda is also an active member of the Australian GLBTIQ Multicultural Council Inc (AGMC).